Q&A: What should I do after injecting cooking oil into my buttocks and breasts?

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few years ago I injective myself my cooking oil. the areas was my buttocks and breasts. In the areas were I injected myself start it getting hard, but now they are slowly getting softer. What should I do?

- Curtis


Glenn Lyle, M.D. -

The softening may indicate that is absorbing or that it is forming a liquefied area of dead fat. Hard to know. If you are not having ill effects- I would not do anything. It would be impossible to remove it and I would only attempt to do so if it was causing infection , pain or major distortion.
I have never had to treat anyone who injected cooking oil

--Glenn Lyle, M.D.
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